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May 27, 2005
TTC Approves Bicycle Racks on Buses
As Toronto launches its 16th Annual Bike Week, Councillor Adam Giambrone (Ward
18, Davenport) and the TTC will be at Nathan Phillips Square on Monday, May
30th with a fully equipped TTC bus and bicycle rack.

The Toronto Transit Commission approved a bicycle rack on buses pilot project
at its meeting in April. The project will see buses on the 7 Bathurst, 29
Dufferin, 47 Lansdowne, 98 Willowdale-Senlac, 161 Rogers Rd and 310 Bathurst
routes equipped with bicycle racks for a one-year trial period.

Councillor Giambrone, a TTC Commissioner who moved the motion and pushed for
the bike racks, noted that "it's a relatively cost-efficient thing to do and it
gets more people riding buses. We're trying to promote alternative
transportation, whether that be walking, cycling or taking public transit. It
just seems to make sense to have this inter-modal connection. The routes
selected for this project connects cyclists in the suburbs to the city core and
the lakefront."

The Toronto Cycling Committee, chaired by Councillor Giambrone, worked closely
with the TTC to make this project a reality. Bikes are securely clipped by
cyclists on the rack, which takes only a few seconds. The racks have the
capacity of carrying two bicycles. The project will begin in late June.

Come out to Nathan Phillips Square, enjoy a free pancake breakfast and get a
sneak peak at what the bicycle rack equipped bus looks like.

Date: Monday, May 30, 2005
Time: 8:30 A.M.
Place: Toronto City Hall - Nathan Phillips Square

For more information please contact Robert Camara in Councillor
Giambrone's Office at 416-392-7012.



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